What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Where are you located?
Do you take my insurance?
What ages do you see in your office?
What dental services do you provide?
How old should my child be for their first visit to the dentist?
What can my child and I expect during their first visit to your office?
Why should I bring my child into Capital Kids Dentistry?

Q: What is Pediatric Dentistry?

A: Just like a pediatrician specializes in providing medical care for kids, a pediatric dentist specializes in caring for children’s’ teeth. Pediatric dentists go through additional, specialized  training and education about the care of childrens' teeth, gums, and mouth.  Kids don’t have the same needs as adults and a pediatric dentist will ensure that get the care that is specialized to their needs.

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Q: Where are you located?

A: At 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 210, Washington DC 20016 in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC.  Our office is conveniently located on a major street and easily accesssible from all parts of Washington, DC and much of Northern Virgina and Maryland's Montgomery County.   We are near bus and metro stops and provide inexpensive, validated parking to make it easy to bring your child in for his or her visit.  You can see a map of our location here.

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Q: Do you take my insurance?

A: Dr. Jessica is an in-network insurance provider for many forms of insurance, including many that other offices in the area do not take.  You can see a list of the insurance policies that we accept on our website.  If you do not see your policy, please contact us. 

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Q: What ages do you see in your office?

A: As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Jessica specializes in treating children from their first tooth (usually by age 1) through college age.  Dr. Jessica also sees patients with special healthcare needs.

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Q: What dental services do you provide?

A: Dr. Jessica offers comprehensive dental services for children.  You can read more about our specific services on our website, or give our office a call to get more information.

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Q: How old should my child be for their first visit to the dentist?

A: Dr. Jessica, in accordance with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) guidance, recommends that children be taken to the dentist for their first visit to when their first tooth erups or, at latest, age 1.  You can learn more about a child first visit here.  If you have any concerns before that, plese contact us and make an appointment for them sooner.

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Q: What can my child and I expect during their first visit to your office?

A: We strive to make every visit a positive and pleasant experience for your child.  However, we recognize that some children and parents may have anxiety about dentistry.  We will help your child feel at ease during his or her first appointment with a caring and soothing environment and using kid friendly termonology.    We have put together a guide on our website that will help you understand more about what to expect during a first visit to the dentist. Check it out, and give us a call if you have any additional questions about your first visit to Capital Kids Dentistry.

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Q: Why should I bring my child into Capital Kids Dentistry?

A: Because we offer compassionate, convenient affordable dental care for children and their parents.  Dr. Jessica wants to help children develop good dental hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime.  Dr. Jessica is a mom, too, so she understands all that you have to balance as a parent.  She will work hard to make visiting the dentist a pleasant experience for both parent and child.  Make an appointment with us today!

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